Petra graduated from the British School of Osteopathy. During her studies she developed a special interest in subjects related to paediatrics and obstetrics. She has since pursued her interests by completing a two-year Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC) followed by another two-year Diploma in Women’s Health with the Molinari Institute, both in London.
Her goal is to support, educate and empower women. She will be holding presentations for women and parents on topics such as post-partum self-care, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
PETRAS Further studies include:
Roehampton University, London - Bachelor of Science 2008
British School of Osteopathy (BSO/UCO), London – Master of Osteopathy 2014
Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy (FPO), London
Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy 2018
Molinari Institute of Health (HIM), London - Diploma in Women’s Health Osteopathy 2019
These qualifications have given Petra in-depth knowledge and skills in her area of interest. Petra uses a wide range of knowledge from which to individualise your care, focus your treatment on the root causes and find solutions that fit with your lifestyle and personal goals.
She uses a wide range of techniques from articulation, mobilisation, stretching, massage and trigger point inhibition to more subtle approaches, such as gently balancing ligamentous tension or cranial and visceral techniques.
Her focus is not only on resolving your current issue, but also on self-care and prevention, therefore she often gives advise on posture, work station set-up and exercise.
The first appointment is one hour long. The first 20-30 minutes will consist of taking your child's case history, consisting of detailed questions about any concerns, any interventions by other practitioners, details of pregnancy, birth, developmental milestones, dietary habits, immunisations, family medical history, etc.
Petra will then discuss her findings, and will explain how she can help, over what period of time, outlining a treatment plan.
If treatment is suitable, once consent is given, Petra is most likely to treat your child during the first appointment. She will explain what she is going to do along the way.
For children under 3 years of age, please bring their Personal Child Health Record (Red book) and ideally their/your hospital discharge papers.
If the child is 16 or under, they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
The first appointment is one hour long, consisting of detailed questions about your concerns and your medical history, including your general health, accidents, injuries, operations, etc.
A physical examination will follow consisting of some active and passive movements and hands-on palpation.
Petra will then discuss her findings with you. She will explain how she can help and over what period of time, outlining a treatment plan. Once agreed, there may also be a treatment (in most cases).
If further specialist is needed this will also be recommended.